Schenectady County Public Library

99 Clinton Street
Schenectady, NY 12305
518.388.4500


    

All programs and classes are made possible through the funding provided by the SCPL Friends of the Library.

Saturday December 10, 2022
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Paws for Reading - Special Edition

This special edition of Paws for Reading will have therapy dog, Eleanor Roosevelt,and her handler, Laura, who is a social worker with the Schenectady City School District. She will be sharing a story called Gizmo's Pawesome Guide to Mental Health that helps kids talk about BIG emotions. This book takes an upstream approach to support the mental health and wellness of youth. Kids will complete activities, and have an opportunity to read to Eleanor at the end.

This program will be conducted in accordance with Schenectady County COVID-19 protocols.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

This special edition of Paws for Reading will have therapy dog, Eleanor Roosevelt,and her handler, Laura, who is a social worker with the Schenectady City School District. She will be sharing a story called Gizmo's Pawesome Guide to Mental Health that helps kids talk about BIG emotions. This book takes an upstream approach to support the mental health and wellness of youth. Kids will complete activities, and have an opportunity to read to Eleanor at the end.

This program will be conducted in accordance with Schenectady County COVID-19 protocols.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Monday December 12, 2022

Join us for free after school fun as we make holiday decorations to bring cheer to your home during the holidays.

For kids in gr. K-5.

Want to learn more about 4-H? Become a Club member to use your head, heart, hands and health to make a difference in your community. Each session will include learning more about 4-H and a craft. This free 1-year membership is made possible through a grant from the WGYA. Membership is optional.

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Join us for free after school fun as we make holiday decorations to bring cheer to your home during the holidays.

For kids in gr. K-5.

Want to learn more about 4-H? Become a Club member to use your head, heart, hands and health to make a difference in your community. Each session will include learning more about 4-H and a craft. This free 1-year membership is made possible through a grant from the WGYA. Membership is optional.

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Wednesday December 14, 2022

Join us for a fun afternoon of LEGO building in our program room! Projects stay at the library, so bring your camera!

For kids in grades K-5. This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols.

LOCATION: Scotia Branch
There are 9 spaces available.

Join us for a fun afternoon of LEGO building in our program room! Projects stay at the library, so bring your camera!

For kids in grades K-5. This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols.

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

There are 9 spaces available.

 

Join us for a fun afternoon of LEGO building in our program room.  Projects will stay and be displayed at the library, so bring your camera and your imaginations!

For kids in grades K - 5.

 

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Join us for a fun afternoon of LEGO building in our program room.  Projects will stay and be displayed at the library, so bring your camera and your imaginations!

For kids in grades K - 5.

 

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Thursday December 15, 2022

Join us for free after school fun as we make holiday decorations to bring cheer to your home during the holidays.

For kids in gr. K-5.

Want to learn more about 4-H? Become a Club member to use your head, heart, hands and health to make a difference in your community. Each session will include learning more about 4-H and a craft. This free 1-year membership is made possible through a grant from the WGYA. Membership is optional.

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2

Join us for free after school fun as we make holiday decorations to bring cheer to your home during the holidays.

For kids in gr. K-5.

Want to learn more about 4-H? Become a Club member to use your head, heart, hands and health to make a difference in your community. Each session will include learning more about 4-H and a craft. This free 1-year membership is made possible through a grant from the WGYA. Membership is optional.

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant Branch, Program Room 2

Wednesday December 21, 2022
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3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Lego Club CANCELLED

Join us for a fun afternoon of LEGO building in our program room.  Projects will stay and be displayed at the library, so bring your camera and your imaginations!

For kids in grades K - 5.

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Join us for a fun afternoon of LEGO building in our program room.  Projects will stay and be displayed at the library, so bring your camera and your imaginations!

For kids in grades K - 5.

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Tuesday December 27, 2022
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
LEGO Marble Runs

Work alone or in teams to create a LEGO marble run with ramps, jumps, and more.  Projects will stay and be displayed at the library, so bring your camera and your imaginations!

For children grades K and up.

This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 1:00 PM     

Work alone or in teams to create a LEGO marble run with ramps, jumps, and more.  Projects will stay and be displayed at the library, so bring your camera and your imaginations!

For children grades K and up.

This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 1:00 PM     

Wednesday December 28, 2022
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LEGO Marble Runs

Work alone or in teams to create a LEGO marble run with ramps, jumps, and more.  Projects will stay and be displayed at the library, so bring your camera and your imaginations!

For children grades K and up.

 

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 1:00 PM     

Work alone or in teams to create a LEGO marble run with ramps, jumps, and more.  Projects will stay and be displayed at the library, so bring your camera and your imaginations!

For children grades K and up.

 

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Registration will begin on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 1:00 PM     

Thursday December 29, 2022

Join us for a fun morning of LEGO building in our program room.  Projects will stay and be displayed at the library, so bring your camera and your imaginations!

For kids in grades K - 5.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 1:00 PM     

Join us for a fun morning of LEGO building in our program room.  Projects will stay and be displayed at the library, so bring your camera and your imaginations!

For kids in grades K - 5.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Registration will begin on Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 1:00 PM     

Monday January 23, 2023

Join us for free after school fun as we make boats that float. Build a boat with aluminum foil and test whether it will sink or float.

For kids in gr. K-5.

Want to learn more about 4-H? Become a Club member to use your head, heart, hands and health to make a difference in your community. Each session will include learning more about 4-H and a craft. This free 1-year membership is made possible through a grant from the WGYA. Membership is optional.

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
Registration will begin on Monday, January 9, 2023 at 1:00 PM     

Join us for free after school fun as we make boats that float. Build a boat with aluminum foil and test whether it will sink or float.

For kids in gr. K-5.

Want to learn more about 4-H? Become a Club member to use your head, heart, hands and health to make a difference in your community. Each session will include learning more about 4-H and a craft. This free 1-year membership is made possible through a grant from the WGYA. Membership is optional.

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Registration will begin on Monday, January 9, 2023 at 1:00 PM     

Wednesday January 25, 2023

Join us for a fun building challenge each week using a variety of materials.  We supply all the building materials and projects will stay in the library, so bring your camera!

For kids in grades K-5.

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Join us for a fun building challenge each week using a variety of materials.  We supply all the building materials and projects will stay in the library, so bring your camera!

For kids in grades K-5.

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 

Join us for a fun afternoon of LEGO building in our program room! Projects stay at the library, so bring your camera!

For kids in grades K-5.

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

Join us for a fun afternoon of LEGO building in our program room! Projects stay at the library, so bring your camera!

For kids in grades K-5.

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

Thursday January 26, 2023

Join us for a fun afternoon of LEGO building in our program room! Projects stay at the library, so bring your camera!

For kids in grades K-5. 

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Join us for a fun afternoon of LEGO building in our program room! Projects stay at the library, so bring your camera!

For kids in grades K-5. 

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

 

Join us for free after school fun as we make boats that float. Build a boat with aluminum foil and test whether it will sink or float.

For kids in gr. K-5.

Want to learn more about 4-H? Become a Club member to use your head, heart, hands and health to make a difference in your community. Each session will include learning more about 4-H and a craft. This free 1-year membership is made possible through a grant from the WGYA. Membership is optional.

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant, Program Room 1
Registration will begin on Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 1:00 PM     

Join us for free after school fun as we make boats that float. Build a boat with aluminum foil and test whether it will sink or float.

For kids in gr. K-5.

Want to learn more about 4-H? Become a Club member to use your head, heart, hands and health to make a difference in your community. Each session will include learning more about 4-H and a craft. This free 1-year membership is made possible through a grant from the WGYA. Membership is optional.

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant, Program Room 1

Registration will begin on Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 1:00 PM     

Monday January 30, 2023
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club

Take a journey together through stories with the Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club!  Each week we will read a different Choose Your Own Adventure book together and see where the journey leads!  Activities related to the theme of the book are provided. Receive a CYOA Book Club passport to complete for prizes and free books. There is no outside reading required. 

1/30: Time Travel Inn 

 

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Take a journey together through stories with the Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club!  Each week we will read a different Choose Your Own Adventure book together and see where the journey leads!  Activities related to the theme of the book are provided. Receive a CYOA Book Club passport to complete for prizes and free books. There is no outside reading required. 

1/30: Time Travel Inn 

 

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Wednesday February 1, 2023

Join us for a fun building challenge each week using a variety of materials.  We supply all the building materials and projects will stay in the library, so bring your camera!

For kids in grades K-5.

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Join us for a fun building challenge each week using a variety of materials.  We supply all the building materials and projects will stay in the library, so bring your camera!

For kids in grades K-5.

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Saturday February 4, 2023
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Paws for Reading - Special Edition

This special edition of Paws for Reading will have therapy dog, Truman,and her handler, Laura, who is a social worker with the Schenectady City School District. She will be sharing a story called Gizmo's Pawesome Guide to Mental Health that helps kids talk about BIG emotions. This book takes an upstream approach to support the mental health and wellness of youth. Kids will complete activities, and have an opportunity to read to Truman at the end.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

This special edition of Paws for Reading will have therapy dog, Truman,and her handler, Laura, who is a social worker with the Schenectady City School District. She will be sharing a story called Gizmo's Pawesome Guide to Mental Health that helps kids talk about BIG emotions. This book takes an upstream approach to support the mental health and wellness of youth. Kids will complete activities, and have an opportunity to read to Truman at the end.

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Monday February 6, 2023

Join us for free after school fun as we make Valentine's Day decorations. Upcycle soup cans and craft materials to make a beautiful Valentine's Day decorations.

For kids in gr. K-5.

Want to learn more about 4-H? Become a Club member to use your head, heart, hands and health to make a difference in your community. Each session will include learning more about 4-H and a craft. This free 1-year membership is made possible through a grant from the WGYA. Membership is optional.

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center
Registration will begin on Monday, January 23, 2023 at 1:00 PM     

Join us for free after school fun as we make Valentine's Day decorations. Upcycle soup cans and craft materials to make a beautiful Valentine's Day decorations.

For kids in gr. K-5.

Want to learn more about 4-H? Become a Club member to use your head, heart, hands and health to make a difference in your community. Each session will include learning more about 4-H and a craft. This free 1-year membership is made possible through a grant from the WGYA. Membership is optional.

LOCATION: Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center

Registration will begin on Monday, January 23, 2023 at 1:00 PM     

Wednesday February 8, 2023

Join us for a fun building challenge each week using a variety of materials.  We supply all the building materials and projects will stay in the library, so bring your camera!

For kids in grades K-5.

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Join us for a fun building challenge each week using a variety of materials.  We supply all the building materials and projects will stay in the library, so bring your camera!

For kids in grades K-5.

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
STEAM Afternoon: Salt Snowflakes

Let off STEAM at the library! Learn about snowflake formation and create salt snowflake art to take home--no need to worry about melting. Glue and paint will be used, so dress for mess!

For kids in grades k-4 and their caregivers.

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

Let off STEAM at the library! Learn about snowflake formation and create salt snowflake art to take home--no need to worry about melting. Glue and paint will be used, so dress for mess!

For kids in grades k-4 and their caregivers.

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

Thursday February 9, 2023

Join us for free after school fun as we make Valentine's Day decorations. Upcycle soup cans and craft materials to make a beautiful Valentine's Day decorations.

For kids in gr. K-5.

Want to learn more about 4-H? Become a Club member to use your head, heart, hands and health to make a difference in your community. Each session will include learning more about 4-H and a craft. This free 1-year membership is made possible through a grant from the WGYA. Membership is optional.

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant, Program Room 1
Registration will begin on Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 1:00 PM     

Join us for free after school fun as we make Valentine's Day decorations. Upcycle soup cans and craft materials to make a beautiful Valentine's Day decorations.

For kids in gr. K-5.

Want to learn more about 4-H? Become a Club member to use your head, heart, hands and health to make a difference in your community. Each session will include learning more about 4-H and a craft. This free 1-year membership is made possible through a grant from the WGYA. Membership is optional.

LOCATION: Mont Pleasant, Program Room 1

Registration will begin on Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 1:00 PM     

Monday February 13, 2023
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Baby Laptime

Bring your baby and bounce along to songs, rhymes, and stories! Learn about early literacy resources and connect with other caregivers.

For children up to 12 months and their caregivers.

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Bring your baby and bounce along to songs, rhymes, and stories! Learn about early literacy resources and connect with other caregivers.

For children up to 12 months and their caregivers.

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Wednesday February 15, 2023

Join us for a fun building challenge each week using a variety of materials.  We supply all the building materials and projects will stay in the library, so bring your camera!

For kids in grades K-5.

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

Join us for a fun building challenge each week using a variety of materials.  We supply all the building materials and projects will stay in the library, so bring your camera!

For kids in grades K-5.

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 

Join us for a fun afternoon of LEGO building in our program room! Projects stay at the library, so bring your camera!

For kids in grades K-5. This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols.

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

Join us for a fun afternoon of LEGO building in our program room! Projects stay at the library, so bring your camera!

For kids in grades K-5. This program will be held in accordance with Schenectady County Covid-19 protocols.

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

Thursday February 16, 2023

Join us for a fun afternoon of LEGO building in our program room! Projects stay at the library, so bring your camera!

For kids in grades K-5.

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Join us for a fun afternoon of LEGO building in our program room! Projects stay at the library, so bring your camera!

For kids in grades K-5.

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Tuesday February 21, 2023
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mixed Media Art for Kids

Mixed media describes artwork in which more than one art medium is used. That could include paint, oil pastels, cardboard, tin foil, or random objects to make your masterpiece 3-D! Come to Rotterdam during winter break, make something cool using the supplies provided. Don't forget to also check out our brand new renovated kids & teen areas. For kids in grades 4-8.

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 1:00 PM     

Mixed media describes artwork in which more than one art medium is used. That could include paint, oil pastels, cardboard, tin foil, or random objects to make your masterpiece 3-D! Come to Rotterdam during winter break, make something cool using the supplies provided. Don't forget to also check out our brand new renovated kids & teen areas. For kids in grades 4-8.

LOCATION: Rotterdam Branch

Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 1:00 PM     

Wednesday February 22, 2023
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Create your own 3-D map!

Have you dreamt of a fictitious city or place that you want to make a reality? It could even be a place someone else has already made up - Narnia, Middle Earth or even, Hogwarts! Come to the library and make a 3-D map full of buildings, fences and anything else you can imagine! 

For children in grades 2 – 8. 

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 1:00 PM     

Have you dreamt of a fictitious city or place that you want to make a reality? It could even be a place someone else has already made up - Narnia, Middle Earth or even, Hogwarts! Come to the library and make a 3-D map full of buildings, fences and anything else you can imagine! 

For children in grades 2 – 8. 

LOCATION: Quaker Street Branch

Registration will begin on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 1:00 PM     

 
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3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Kindness Project: Spread the Love

Can kindness be contagious? Researchers in the field of positive psychology would say YES!!! When we are kind to others they feel good and we feel good too!!! In this session, kids will learn how to take action to spread kindness in their family and their community. Anita Andersen, Couselor, Positive Educator & Life Coach will share a story about Kindness, lead the class in a drawing activity, and will play a game where kids walk away with ideas on how to spread kindness around town. For children in grades 3 - 8.

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 1:00 PM     

Can kindness be contagious? Researchers in the field of positive psychology would say YES!!! When we are kind to others they feel good and we feel good too!!! In this session, kids will learn how to take action to spread kindness in their family and their community. Anita Andersen, Couselor, Positive Educator & Life Coach will share a story about Kindness, lead the class in a drawing activity, and will play a game where kids walk away with ideas on how to spread kindness around town. For children in grades 3 - 8.

LOCATION: Central Library, McChesney Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 1:00 PM     

 
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3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
United Planet Heroes w/Cornell Cooperative Extension

We'll explore nature's ecosystems and learn how humans fit into the mix with Khila, from CCE. From the forests to the oceans, we'll gain an understanding of why it's important to reduce our waste. We'll also plant our own piece of green space to take home!

For kids in grades 5-8.

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

We'll explore nature's ecosystems and learn how humans fit into the mix with Khila, from CCE. From the forests to the oceans, we'll gain an understanding of why it's important to reduce our waste. We'll also plant our own piece of green space to take home!

For kids in grades 5-8.

LOCATION: Scotia Branch

Thursday February 23, 2023
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Super Superheroes!

What’s your super power? Create a mask and wrist cuffs celebrating your superhero skill. Test your superhero trivia knowledge and challenge yourself through our superhero skills’ tests. Wear your favorite superhero gear!  

For children ages 7-12. Registration required.

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

What’s your super power? Create a mask and wrist cuffs celebrating your superhero skill. Test your superhero trivia knowledge and challenge yourself through our superhero skills’ tests. Wear your favorite superhero gear!  

For children ages 7-12. Registration required.

LOCATION: Niskayuna Branch

 
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3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
STEAM Afternoon: Snowflake Slime

Let off STEAM at the library! Learn about the physics of slime and create a snowflake-studded slime to take home. Glue and glitter will feature, so dress for mess!

For kids grades k-4 and their caregivers.

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Let off STEAM at the library! Learn about the physics of slime and create a snowflake-studded slime to take home. Glue and glitter will feature, so dress for mess!

For kids grades k-4 and their caregivers.

LOCATION: Glenville Branch

Monday February 27, 2023
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club

Take a journey together through stories with the Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club!  Each week we will read a different Choose Your Own Adventure book together and see where the journey leads!  Activities related to the theme of the book are provided. Receive a CYOA Book Club passport to complete for prizes and free books. There is no outside reading required. 

2/27: The Abominable Snowman

 

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room

Take a journey together through stories with the Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club!  Each week we will read a different Choose Your Own Adventure book together and see where the journey leads!  Activities related to the theme of the book are provided. Receive a CYOA Book Club passport to complete for prizes and free books. There is no outside reading required. 

2/27: The Abominable Snowman

 

LOCATION: Central Library, Slater Program Room


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